Last week I mused about how the communications industry might look if it adopted modern-day political campaign techniques. It was more in jest than in earnest, but on reflection the communications industry has some important choices to make. In 2008 Martin… Continue Reading
My initial reaction to the Sharapova drug test failure on Facebook was pretty negative. I told my FB friends: “There is only one thing more ill-advised than not apologising when you have screwed up… and that is fake apologising. Sharapova… Continue Reading
Last week I spoke at the annual meeting of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) in Christchurch. I was asked to address global trends and where I felt the industry was heading. This speech (which is embedded below)… Continue Reading
This week I was in Christchurch, New Zealand (my first ever trip there) speaking at the PR Institute of New Zealand’s (PRINZ) annual conference. It gave me the opportunity to visit the city devastated by the earthquake in 2011. It… Continue Reading
The wall to the Park just by the Blue House in Seoul, home of the President of South Korea. It has been a bad year for trust in Korea pretty much across the board. Not as catastrophic as Japan where… Continue Reading
Tokyo, just outside the Edelman office. My colleagues Ross Rowbury and Alan Vandermolen launched the Trust Barometer findings for Japan in Tokyo today. It is difficult to know quite where to begin when discussing the Trust Barometer results for Japan this… Continue Reading
The free-fall of China’s Sino-Forest (TRE: CO) share price this month provides valuable insight for any corporation which has, or is considering, listing on an international Exchange. While the Sino-Forest case is still evolving, here are the facts.
In just a few days, close to US$5 billion of value was wiped from Sino-Forest Corporation, the Toronto-listed Chinese forestry enterprise. The share price plummeted from C$18.21 (1 June, 2011) to just C$2.60 (29 June, 2011), a fall of more than 85%. Continue Reading